Why you really get sick on planes – and how to prevent it

If you're about to fly somewhere for Thanksgiving, you're probably dreading the possibility that you'll catch a bug along the way. And with good reason: Many people come down with something nasty in the days following an airplane flight. Why does this happen, and how can you keep yourself from getting sick? » 11/26/13 11:05am 11/26/13 11:05am

The Weirdest and Most Revolting Foods That You Could Actually Eat

One of the great joys of exploring other cultures is seeing how other people eat — but sometimes, you need a strong stomach to deal with what you find. Around the world, people eat fried tarantulas, sheep's heads, duck embryos, and tons of other weird items. Here are the strangest and most revolting food items on… » 10/24/13 4:09pm 10/24/13 4:09pm

Ostrich Pillow entombs your head for portable naps and public shaming

Create your own pillow Elephant Man with the Ostrich Pillow. This concept design from last year has now entered the real world and will begin production once architecture and design studio Kawamura-Ganjavian raises the $70,000 it needs from Kickstarter. We predict a wave of coffee-house-napping bans once these things… » 9/25/12 7:00am 9/25/12 7:00am

The best ever abandoned computer manufacturing plant turned Satanic…

In Casa Grande, Arizona, there's a mouldering set of futuristic domes and saucers that were once destined to be computer manufacturing plants in the 1970s. According to urban legend, they were never used. And now the Domes, as they are called, are the site of Satanic rituals. And if you look at these pictures, you can … » 8/16/12 9:20am 8/16/12 9:20am

Take a science fiction road trip for a weird and wonderful summer

We've already told you all about the movies you can look forward to this summer, the TV shows you can watch, and the books and comics you can read. But what if, when summer strikes, you're itching to hit to road? We have roadside attractions, unusual museums, and significant spots from science and science fiction from… » 4/29/12 9:00am 4/29/12 9:00am

Tour the landmarks of Mars in these vintage travel posters

Mars tourism is still a long ways off, but it's not hard to imagine that someday, tourists will visit the natural geological landmarks of Mars much like they tour the Grand Canyon. And every great tourist destination needs a retro travel poster to entice visitors. » 4/08/12 4:00pm 4/08/12 4:00pm

This fantasy-themed bed and breakfast lets you sleep inside a Trojan…

If you'd like to sleep inside a fairy tale (and not the parts where you're being eaten by wolves or danced to death by enchanted shoes), you might want to pay a visit to La Balade des Gnomes, a quiet bed and breakfast where you can live out your fairy tale dreams, including one inside the belly of a wooden bull. » 3/31/12 11:00am 3/31/12 11:00am

A Travel Guide to Prehistoric Places in North America

Want to vacation like a scientific explorer would? We've put together the ultimate travel guide for people who want to journey back to the earliest ages of the Earth. This guide to North American prehistory will take you to valleys full of fossils, mountains carved by ice ages, and petrified forests that are millions… » 12/20/11 4:20pm 12/20/11 4:20pm